Grants for pro-choice organizations

34 pro-choice advocacy organizations received at least $9.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 176 grants made from 159 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 159 foundations, 91% made just a single grant to pro-choice orgs, and 0% made grants to four or more pro-choice orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$9,532,706
Total grant dollars given to pro-choice organizations
176
Number of grants made annually to pro-choice organizations
159
Number of grantmakers funding pro-choice organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to pro-choice organizations

Foundations that support pro-choice advocacy organizations

Out of all grants made to pro-choice organizations, 70% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to pro-choice orgs. Foundations funding pro-choice orgs also made grants to universities, legal aid societies, family planning centers, art museums, and civil liberties organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
112
Medium
 
21
Large
 
26
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
6
Private
 
136
Corporate
 
10
Other
 
7

Grants made

Grants made to pro-choice orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
146
2-3
 
13
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting pro-choice advocacy organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to pro-choice orgsNumber of grants made to pro-choice orgsMedian grant size
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%3$3,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%3$1,715
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)NJNational0.0%3$250
The Patricia M & H William Smith Jr FoundationNYNational0.3%3$100
Naral Pro-Choice America FoundationDCNational73.9%2$4,598,725
SKB FoundationCANational1.9%2$3,750
The Troy FoundationOHMetro0.1%2$3,287
Aspen Business Center FoundationCONational0.8%2$2,500
The Scherman FoundationNYMetro0.1%2$2,312
Liberty Hill FoundationCAMetro0.0%2$1,750

Pro-choice advocacy organizations grantees

Pro-choice organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 73% of all pro-choice orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
174
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
n/a
$100k-$500k
 
n/a
$500k-$1M
 
n/a
$1M-$5M
 
n/a
>$5M
 
n/a

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
101
District of Columbia
 
47
Alabama
 
7
Maryland
 
4
Other
 
17

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
99
Washington DC
 
53
Tuscaloosa
 
7
Chicago
 
4
Other
 
13

Top 25 grants made to pro-choice organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Naral Pro-Choice America$5,347,412FMVNaral Pro-Choice America Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America$3,850,039FMVNaral Pro-Choice America Foundation
National Institute for Reproductive Health$5,000CharitableSidney Kohl Family Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000General & UnrestrictedLucky Seven Foundation
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health$5,000AdvocacyCenter for Reproductive Rights (CRR)
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000HealthCapricorn Foundation
Planed Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley Action Fund$5,000CharitableAlbert Penick Fund
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000GeneralThe Bonnie Ward Simon Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000For General Operating SupportThe Denver Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000Operating SupportThe Grant and Hope Winthrop Family Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000OperatingThe Cox Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000General UnrestrictedGoodman-Lipman Family Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000General & UnrestrictedLouis and Anne Abrons Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
Physicians For Reproductive Health$5,000Annual ContributionBlau Family Foundation / Jeff T Blau Ttee
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000General ContributionThe Grantsmanship Center
National Institute for Reproductive Health$5,000Unrestricted General UseThe Frederick M and Susan Friedman Family Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000GeneralTheodore L Cross Family Charitable Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000General SupportChrysopolae Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America$5,000CharitableJill and Bradford Gordon Family Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000CharitableThe Mills Family Foundation
Physicians For Reproductive Health$5,000Global Doctors for ChoiceTara Health Foundation
Midwest Access Coalition$5,000General SupportJames P and Brenda S Grusecki Family Foundation
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation$5,000General SupportJesse and Joan Kupferberg Family Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)$5,000Charitable DonationRanda Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Pro-choice organizations" category for this page is determined by the "R61: Reproductive Rights" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.